Five riders expected to challenge for the maglia rosa in this year's Giro d'Italia, which starts in Naples three weeks on Saturday, have been talking about their feelings about the race and the maglia rosa in the latest video from organisers RCS Sport ahead of the 96th edition of the race.
Of those five - current champion Ryder Hesjedal, two time winner Ivan Basso, plus Bradley Wiggins, Vincenzo Nibali and Samuel Sanchez - only the latter has not yet worn the leader's jersey, but the Euskaltel-Euskadi rider clearly has fond memories of his only previous participation in the race, which came in 2005.
If you missed the first video, in which the same riders spoke about their early experiences of cycling, here it is.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.